Widespread college bribery.

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How many football, basketball players etc were given a passing grade simply because of their sports abilities? They graduated but didn't earn the paper. That is dishonesty also even though money never passed hands.
 

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Having spent a considerable amount of time around 'college educated' people this comes as no surprise.

Awww man, I spent 20 years in Higher Education, don’t be guilty of painting everyone who has a college education with the same brush. My last 8 years, I was the VP of Student Services at a small two year college. One of the Depts in my Division was Recruiting and Retention.. We served as a “feeder school” for several comprehensive universities. That meant we buffed those kids up in preparation for the big time; by rigorous adherence to high academic standards. Nobody cheated, nobody took bribes. The faculty and staff worked hard to get students prepared to graduate legitimately.

Sure cheating takes place in academics. But it does in health care, business, and Government circles too. A statement like yours puts all of us who work or worked in the higher education system in the same category.

That’s like saying, “Having spent a considerable amount of time around Pit Bull owners, I’m not surprised (that the dog who attacked the little kids) was a stinkin’ Pit Bull”.

Look at the numbers nationwide. It just doesn’t happen often, there’s a lot of pride and safeguards in place to help prevent it. But when it does happen, most of us in Higher Ed cringe. Like cops do when a crooked cop gets caught. Or doctors do when some scandal hits the headlines. Or how principled people in any profession tend to react.

Being well-educated means I can think logically and critically, it helps me frame my words before I open my yap...sometimes.


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Fascinating story isn't it?

A real life morality tale is playing out before our eyes. If the legal system does not let us down, there will be real punishment and a lot of our elites will be forced to look in the mirror. Some may even change. Universities will also. There is plenty of moral rot to be purged.
 

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Awww man, I spent 20 years in Higher Education, don’t be guilty of painting everyone who has a college education with the same brush. My last 8 years, I was the VP of Student Services at a small two year college. One of the Depts in my Division was Recruiting and Retention.. We served as a “feeder school” for several comprehensive universities. That meant we buffed those kids up in preparation for the big time; by rigorous adherence to high academic standards. Nobody cheated, nobody took bribes. The faculty and staff worked hard to get students prepared to graduate legitimately.

Sure cheating takes place in academics. But it does in health care, business, and Government circles too. A statement like yours puts all of us who work or worked in the higher education system in the same category.

That’s like saying, “Having spent a considerable amount of time around Pit Bull owners, I’m not surprised (that the dog who attacked the little kids) was a stinkin’ Pit Bull”.

Look at the numbers nationwide. It just doesn’t happen often, there’s a lot of pride and safeguards in place to help prevent it. But when it does happen, most of us in Higher Ed cringe. Like cops do when a crooked cop gets caught. Or doctors do when some scandal hits the headlines. Or how principled people in any profession tend to react.

Being well-educated means I can think logically and critically, it helps me frame my words before I open my yap...sometimes.


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Don't assume my simple statement to be a broad brush stroke.
 

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Tuition is getting ready to go up!


USC, Yale University among colleges sued by Stanford students amid college admissions scandal
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The University of Southern California, Yale University and several other elite colleges are being sued by two Stanford University students who claim they were denied a fair opportunity for admission and have had their degrees devalued due to the college cheating scheme revealed by federal officials Tuesday.

Erica Olson and Kalea Woods filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Wednesday, a day after federal authorities said they uncovered one of the largest college admissions scams to hit the U.S. The lawsuit seeks $5,000,001 on behalf of what the lawyers estimate will be thousands of plaintiffs who fit the criteria to seek class status.

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The University of San Diego, the University of Texas at Austin, Wake Forest, Georgetown, Stanford, Yale and USC -- along with William “Rick” Singer, who was called the ringleader of the admissions scheme -- were also named as defendants in the lawsuit.

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The racketeering conspiracy charges were unsealed Tuesday against the coaches at schools including Georgetown, Wake Forest University and the University of Southern California. Authorities say the coaches accepted bribes in exchange for admitting students as athletes, regardless of their ability. (AP)

The students said they weren’t given a fair opportunity to be accepted into the elite colleges where they applied because some people were allegedly admitted based on fake athletic profiles and distorted SAT and ACT scores obtained through bribes.

LORI LOUGHLIN RELEASED ON $1 MILLION BOND FOLLOWING ARREST IN ALLEGED COLLEGE ADMISSIONS BRIBERY SCAM

Singer would obtain college acceptance letters for his clients' children by either helping them cheat on entrance exams or pretend they were being recruited as an athlete in a school sport, authorities said. The 58-year-old, who ran the for-profit college prep business Edge College & Career Network also known as "The Key" and the charity Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF), pitched it to parents as the "side door" method to getting into colleges.

“Each of the universities were negligent in failing to maintain adequate protocols and security measures in place to guarantee the sanctity of the college admissions process, and to ensure that their own employees were not engaged in these type of bribery schemes,” the complaint stated.

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William "Rick" Singer pleaded guilty to several charges in his college admissions cheating scheme. (AP)

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The suit added: "Unqualified students found their way into the admissions rolls of highly selective universities, while those students who played by the rules and did not have college-bribing parents were denied admission."

Olsen said if she knew Yale University's admission system was "warped and rigged by fraud" she would've never spent money to apply to the school.

"She was never informed that the process of admission was an unfair, rigged process, in which rich parents could buy their way into the university through bribery," the suit stated.

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The two ultimately attended Stanford -- which also admitted students who allegedly gained acceptance letters through Singer’s “side door” method.

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Olsen and Woods said they believe their Stanford degrees were devalued because “prospective employers may now question whether she was admitted to the university on her own merits, versus having parents who were willing to bribe school officials.”

Singer pleaded guilty to charges of racketeering and money laundering on Tuesday. A total of 50 people, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged for their alleged involvement in the scheme.
 

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Gotta suck to be some 18 year old kid and finding out that, yes, you really are too stupid to be in such and such school because your parents bribbed your teachers or whoever. Lol...

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